Friday, October 31, 2008

Pick your favorite pumpkin!!!!!!!!!

We had some fun with the babies the other night. We took these super cute pumpkins pics of them. They were so funny. So go ahead ...... TRY and pick your favorite pumpkin. But if your like me there is just no way to pick one, because of course they are all perfect pumpkins.
Cooper " Ok guys smile quick and then its over"
Cole" How's this mom for a smile?"

Casen "What? She can't be serious, wanting us to
smile while stuffed in a pumpkin"

Ella "Sorry guys, this chick is over it!"
I will post Halloween pics soon......

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Better Late......Than Never!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been so bad about updating the blog. But I have an excuse, between construction in my living room and kitchen, and the babies being awake more, I just haven't got around to it. Forgive Please.
I know you want updates on the babies, at their 6mos check up, Dr. Binder said everyone was looking good. Cole is being lazy, so they are going to get him evaluated and see if he needs any physical therapy. From what I am told, it is one of those preemie things. Ella, Casen and Cole are all up on their hands and knees rocking back and forth. Casen on the other hand has moved a little, but No official crawling yet. Cooper is such a chunk, he is having a hard time figuring out how to get his belly off the ground. Everyone is rolling over from belly to back. They are really loving the exersaucers. We have started baby food. They are doing great with it, that is until you put plastic bibs on them, then all they want to do is eat the bib. So it is back to cotton bibs, even if they get all stained up. We are using a lot of shout around here to say the least. We have been through all of the veggies, and this weekend will start fruits. We will see how that goes. I have to say the funniest thing when Casen is eating, he wants to lick the spoon like a puppy likes water from a bowl. We laugh so hard at him, then he starts laughing. Everyone is cooing up a storm. Ella has even learned to blow raspberries. There is nothing better than having baby food blown in your face, while feeding babies. I have decided that maybe i should event a baby food make up line.
Anyway, the biggest problem we are having is that Casen & Cooper are rolling over on their backs at night and waking themselves up. The only way they go back to sleep is to be flipped back over. So I am all open to any suggestions anyone has on how to stop them from rolling over and waking themselves up in the middle of the night. Even worse is they are starting to do it at nap time too.
RSV LOCKDOWN- isn't going as bad as I thought it would be. Since they are still small and take 2 naps a day, it isn't so bad. We are getting ready for Halloween. I have all of their costumes put together and ready. I will post pics of them soon. They are going to be soooo stinking cute. We are trying to get to the pumpkin patch before it is to late, but just haven't made it there yet.
We had pictures made of the babies, that was an adventure in itself. First of all the scheduled appt. ended up running 2 hrs behind, so I had 4 fussy babies on board. Not very fun. The people there had NO IDEA what to do with quads, so the pics were not so great. I got two of the same pose but different outfits. Let's not forget to mention Casen fell off the table, thank goodness we had 1 adult per baby there and he was caught in mid air. That is when I decided I was done and we left. NO going back there, especially since I called 2wks in advance and told them I had 6mo old QUADS!!!! I guess they didn't get the message. So we are going to try again at a different place. Wish us luck.
Here are the weight & height updates:
Ella 13lbs 13oz 23in long
Cole 14lbs 1oz 241/4 in long
Cooper 15lbs 3oz 24in long
Casen 13lbs 7oz 24in long

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Day to NEVER forget - Quads Baptism

We have been trying to get the babies baptized now for about 2 mos. You may be wondering why it could take so long to plan this type of event. Well lets just say that their were so many people that wanted and needed to be there that are shift workers, and did I mention not on the same shift. So that was a major problem, plus we had family coming from out of town. Well after some planning, a hurricane, godparents to pick and stress of their outfits (that's a whole another story, will get to that in a minute) we had a date and time. I am all about tradition, so with that being said, I wanted the babies to wear outfits that had been used at other baptisms. Ella wore her Auntie's dress, that her big sister had also worn. Cole wore his Uncle Brian's outfit. Cooper wore his cousin Gavin's outfit, shoes and socks were his big brothers. Casen wore his Daddy's outfit, that his big brother also used. Our next problem is everyone had a hat to wear except Coop, so we borrowed cousin Ernie's. Ella borrowed Kylee's hair bow instead wearing a hat. Now that we finally had outfits all figured out, we had to plan the luncheon that would follow the baptism. We had thought about going out to eat, but we are right in the heart of RSV season, and that would have made the babies miss another nap. So we decided on a luncheon at our house. It was perfect, we had great food, and a beautiful cake that was a cross, with 3 blue flowers and a pink flower.
Now, for the baptism. We got up at 6am to feed the babies as normal, put them down for the am nap and finished getting everything ready for the luncheon. We got the babies dressed, the funny part was that none of the boys shoes fit, so we had to stuff their shoes with tissues paper. We could not stop laughing. Oh, yeah right as we were walking out the door Ella filled her diaper, so we had to go back and change her. Then it was off to the church.
We get all seated at church and Cooper decided it was his turn to fill his diaper. So Daddy gets up and has to go change him. Now lets not forget to mention that the service was right in the middle of feeding time, so we covered the babies in blankets, and the person feeding them in a blanket, just in case someone decided to hurl everywhere, but thankfully Ella waited until after she was baptized to puke. We also laughed, because everyone that was sitting behind the babies, said all you could hear was this continous patting sound, while the babies were being burped.
The service was beautiful, the babies did such a great job, and where great at church. Cole was the only one that started to cry when they were pouring the water on his head. It could not have gone more perfect. The babies even ended up napping a little, except Cooper.
Jeremy and I really want to express our gratitude to the godparents and our family. The baptism would not have been possible without the love, support, and willingness of everyone.
Ella's godparents are Tammie and Matt. Cole's godparents are Kenny and Christie. Cooper's godparents are Auntie Ashley and Ernie. And last but not least Casen's godparents are Yvonne and Ernie. This day just reminds us of how blessed we are, and we continue to thank God.